I am Angela Chase

Image result for my so called life

Or I was…when I was 15

I’ve been re-watching the 90’s TV show, My So-Called Life

It was cancelled after one season, which happens to all of the really good and provacative shows

I’ve had the series for a long time on DVD, but I kinda forgot why I had wanted it in the first place

Now I remember why it was love at first sight

There is an aware innocence about the main character, Angela, and her friends that I don’t see in TV characters anymore

Watch any TV show now about teenagers, and you’ll find actors that look like they are in their 20’s portraying 14 year olds acting like privileged 30 year olds in designer clothes and beautiful locations

In this show, the kids actually look like kids and they talk like them too

But they are raw and complicated and innocent, yet terribly aware of life’s complications

Sex is something that is thought about and considered as an important personal decision

Social issues like physical abuse, homelessness, single parent homes, substance abuse and learning disorders are addressed in delicately brilliant ways

There are no plug in endorsements or designer brands hogging up the screen to show off the latest fashion or fad

And better yet, there are no fucking cell phones or computers in which everyone’s face is buried in

When I first saw this show, I was 13 years old and I fell head over heels in love with it

I fell because I identified with Angela on an intrinsic level

I was no longer alone

I’m 35 years old now and I’m falling in love all over again

There will always be that withdrawn, intuitive 15 year old inside of me

Except now, Angela Chase has grown up

 

 

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About samlobos

I am an avid fan of creating narratives in my head about random experiences and quotes for future books I will probably not write. I harbor a 15 year old girl in my psyche and like to solve world issues when I'm half asleep. View all posts by samlobos

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